7th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Returns Aug. 24 – 27.




The city’s most anticipated culinary event features renowned chef talent, including Curtis Stone, Tyler Florence, Nancy Silverton, Jet Tila, Brooke Williamson, and more, alongside a musical performance by Wyclef Jean


(L-R: Curtis Stone; LAFW Grand Avenue; Tyler Florence)


WHAT:                 Presented by Coastal Luxury Management and founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, Los Angeles Food & Wine  returns with its 7th annual all-star chef lineup and exclusive programming on August 24-27, 2017. Featuring the celebrated restaurants throughout L.A., the festivities will include tasting events hosted by culinary luminaries Curtis Stone and Tyler Florence along Downtown’s Grand Ave. and afternoons at the Lexus Grand Tasting taking place at Santa Monica Barker Hangar as well as exclusive Power Lunch collaborations at some of the city’s top dining destinations.


Featuring three-nights and four-days of unparalleled tastings, lunches, cooking demonstrations, and more; some of the festival’s marquee events and talent this year will include:


§  Ultimate Bites of L.A. hosted by Curtis Stone will kick off the festivities on Thursday, August 24

§  Power Lunch Series returns on Friday, August 25 with exceptional chef collaborations taking place at Los Angeles’ most beloved restaurants, including:

o   Sarah Gruenenberg (Monteverde), Denis Crutchfield (Craft) and Shannon Swindle (Craft) at Craft

o   Gareth Evans (Gwen) and Curtis Stone (Gwen) at Gwen

o   Brian Malarkey (Ivory on Sunset) and John Tesar (Knife at the Highland) at Ivory on Sunset

o   Justin Hilbert (Maude) at Maude

o   Nancy Silverton (Mozza), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto NYC), Sang Yoon (Lukshon), Brooke Williamson (Playa Provisions), and Miles Thompson (Michael’s) at Michael’s

o   Neal Fraser (Redbird), Rory Herrmann (Barrel & Ashes), and Trey Foshee (Georges at the Cove) at Redbird

o   Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street Café) and Ryan Ososky (The Church Key) at The Church Key

§  Night Market on Grand Avenue on Friday evening, August 25

§  Bulleit Neon Bus Tour (Free) of Downtown L.A.’s historic neon district on Friday evening, August 25

§  LIVE on Grand hosted by Tyler Florence on Saturday, August 26, featuring a musical performance by Wyclef Jean

§  Lexus Grand Tasting at Barker Hangar on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, featuring over 25 celebrity chefs including Lexus Culinary Master Jon Shook and 200 wines to sample. Lexus owners will also receive complimentary parking at the event.


On sale now, tickets for individual events range from $125-195, with additional package and VIP options. Please continue to visit LAFW.com for updates and details on full programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, and mixologists participating at the 7th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival.


WHEN:                Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, August 27, 2017


WHERE:           Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad museum (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street), the 7th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will feature tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles, including Downtown, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and more.


TICKETS:         Tickets are available to purchase by visiting LAFW.com or by calling 855-433-LAFW (5239)


PHOTOS:         Images of the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival (2016), for pre-event coverage, are available to view/download by clicking here.


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MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Please visit www.LAFW.com for updates on programming, and access to media credential request forms.  For any specific inquiries, please email vanessa@wagstaffworldwide.com andswan@wagstaffworldwide.com


SPONSORS/PARTNERS: 2017 sponsors for Los Angeles Food & Wine include: FOOD & WINE, Lexus, Chase Private Client, The Venetian, Verizon, Bulleit, Don Julio, ChefWorks, Hendrick’s Gin, Vessel and more.




Coastal Luxury Management, LLC (CLM), co-founded and managed by CEO David Alan Bernahl II, creates unique experiential opportunities in the hospitality, entertainment, restaurant, and event sectors. In addition to being named one of Inc. Magazine’s“Top Food & Beverage Companies” in 2012 and 2013, CLM has also been included in the annual Inc. 500/5000 ranking of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the United States for the past two years. CLM produces Pebble Beach Food & Wineand the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, both recognized for the curation of the highest caliber of culinary and wine talents to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. CLM’s catering division, Coastal Luxury Catering, combines the company’s restaurant and event divisions to offer full-service event planning and catering services for a variety of social, corporate, and non-profit events throughout the country. CLM’s restaurant division includes: Restaurant 1833, named one of Robb Report’s 2012 “Best of the Best” and a James Beard Foundation 2012 “Best New Restaurant” nominee; Cannery Row Brewing Company, home to one of the largest draft and bottled craft beer selections in Central California; and is recognized as the founder and visionary behind Los Angeles’ iconic Faith & Flower,which under CLM’s leadership was an Esquire magazine national Best New Restaurant” honoree in 2014. In the winter of 2013, through their continued partnership with hospitality entrepreneur Charles Banks, CLM launchedVessel. Aimed towards redefining the way people dine. Vessel offers a highly curated selection of glassware and tabletop accessories sourced from across the globe for retail consumers and restaurant venues. For more information about Coastal Luxury Management, please contact media@clm-ca.com.



FOOD & WINE is the ultimate authority on the best of what's new in food, drink, travel, design, and entertaining. FOOD & WINE has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Foursquare. FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine; digital editions on the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook Color; a website, foodandwine.com; a books division; plus newsletters, clubs, events around the globe and a restaurant partnership, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE.



Lexus' passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 238 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.




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